Saturday, June 2, 2012

Gabi, June 2012, Reader's Choice

Hello Amazing Women of the Club,
Gabi's Garden in June
First of all thanks to Rebecca for an amazing evening under the stars. Everything was delish! We had some meaningful conversation and lots of laughs- always a great combo.
Missed you Katy and Kay.

For June I have decided to do a "reader's choice" so pull out a book you've been wanting to read- either a favourite or one that's been on your "to read" list.
I'd love to hear what you've chosen to read and what made you choose it. Let's talk during the month about all that.

 We'll meet in my garden on June 26th and fire up the pizza oven if the weather is good.

Love you all!

Rebecca, May 2012, 'Pope Joan"

Subject: Joie de bookclud may 29th
Hello lovelies de 

The book I've chosen is Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. 

See you all Tuesday, May 29th 630pm. I will be living with my brother by that time so I will be hopefully holding the bookclub at his home in sandy. I will send out the address soon. It is close to Jill's house. 

Happy Cinco de Mayo and super moon Saturday!! One of the biggest full moon's of the year in Scorpio. Powerful energy!

Love you all!

Hello Dearies!
Planning on seeing you all tonight. Pams you're welcome to come with T and me- and we'd have room for one more if any downtowners want to join.


Thank you for a wonderful evening. I couldn't believe the salad tasted even better than it looked. It was so beautiful! 

Thanks also to everyone for your willingness to indulge my request for a conversation about your feelings regarding book club. I was touched by your honesty and willingness to be vulnerable. That conversation is exactly why I value my relationship with each of you so much!!
I love you women and honor each of you in your daily lives. Have a marvelous week. 



PS so excited about meeting in gabrielle's garden in June!! The pictures are gorgeous gabs!!

I think I am going to read my brother mark's book. The Shadow Zodiac!

Thank you so much all of you beautiful friends for coming last night! I am so grateful to have you all in my life! It was simply divine to sit outside with all of you and enjoy the dreamy night!

Katy and Kay -we missed you.

I truly woke up this morning with a big smile on my face.   What a great night!  Reb, what a delicious meal, and the evening, Mark’s amazing backyard and the view were most amazing. You are a great hostess!  And I love Pope Joan ~ Jill thanks for the loan.

I feel so blessed to have you all in my life.  I too so appreciated the sharing.  So good to know that we are all just doing our best to make our way through this sometimes crazy life!  And that we have a beautiful group of women who fully love and support us along the way.  I am so grateful for that knowing!

Kay and Katy, you were missed!

Sue ~  please keep us posted this weekend.  Can’t wait to hear about it!

Gabi, I am so excited to gather in your most beautiful space in June.  I have two books on my nightstand that I am deciding between; Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer, and Ali in Wonderland by Ali Wentworth.  I’ll let you know which one wins!

Looking forward to interesting conversation, and a great check in, as always!  ;)

Big hugs,



I’m already salivating thinking about house-made pizza and other divinities I know you’re dreaming up.
Thank you for this inspiring opportunity to choose our own book to share.
Mindy, you and I are walking the same mental line right now; I, too, just started Imagine, so maybe we can offer up that discussion together!
Just a thought.. J (After all my comments last night, yes, I am reading a non-fiction “self-help” book!!! Kick me!)

Becca, you’re a shimmering tan goddess of hosting. Thank you for the excellent food and welcoming spirit.
Thanks, all, for listening to my work woes. Love you all so much!

Katy and Kay—and Lisa across the ocean blue—love to you too!


HI all!

It was so fun seeing everyone at Becca's(Mark's) last night! It was like I never left! Cause really I didn't.

Becs, thanks so much for the delicious food, sunset, photos, and great discussion. We finally got to discussing the book with 4 of us left :) LOL!

Gabi, I will be there with baby next month! I'll be reading Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, I think, I'll let you know if I change. Can't wait to try the pizza!!!! WaWoo!

And I will email or text you all about the baby, and FB it, too. Can't wait. Went to midwife today, she checked me, I am still a 1 1/2, and 50% thinned out. But I have been having Braxton Hicks all day, hoping when she checked me something happened :)

Love you all!

Go Sue!!!
It was such a joy having you back. It WAS almost like you never left, but were just on holiday! J


I am truly so, so grateful for such an absolutely delightful night under that stars with you all this week.  I missed our world travelers..katy, kay and lisa and wish you safe journey while you are away from us.

Rebecca, what a delicious meal, a perfect setting and fabulous book!   As it turns out, the premise of discovering the “hidden feminine when masculine thinks it is in charge” took over our whole discussion for the evening in the form of a wonderful discussion of all our individual and group undiscovered truths for how our needs are being met, our connections and spirit felt even when the structure of monthly meeting and reading a book sometimes thinks it knows what we need.  I feel really blessed to hear the sharing of each of you, adapting to the questions and sentiments of the evening, and honor deeply the need you each have to create a bookclub that serves many deep and intriguing spaces within you all.  Little did Pope Joan know she would be setting powerful women into orbit hundreds of years after her service.

Thank you Rebecca for all your wonderful planning and hosting on our behalf!

I really did love the book and am looking forward to gabi’s “reader’s choice” …I have had this book of poetry on my bedside table forever that I am leaning towards diving into…it is called “Blood, Tin, Straw” …I’ll keep y’all posted